Ayer Man Stabbed to Death, Woman Charged

September 29, 2018

AYER -- A 24-year-old Ayer man died Friday afternoon after being stabbed by a 26-year-old Ayer woman to whom he is related, and the woman is in police custody pending arraignment on Monday, according to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.

Emergency crews in Ayer were called to an apartment complex on Groton School Road in Ayer Friday about 1:18 p.m. by a 911 call reporting a stabbing, according to a press release.

Crews arrived to find the man suffering from a stab wound to the torso, according to a press release. He was taken to Nashoba Valley Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

A press release issued by District Attorney Marian Ryan and Ayer police Chief William Murray says a preliminary investigation suggests the 24-year-old was involved in a fight with a 26-year-old Ayer woman with whom he is related, and that the woman stabbed the man with a kitchen knife during that fight. They said the woman lives in the apartment where the stabbing occurred.

The woman was arrested at the scene and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury. More serious charges could be filed once an autopsy is complete.

The identities of the victim and the suspect cannot immediately be released since the incident is domestic in nature, according to a press release.

The 26-year-old was held on $100,00 cash bail and will be arraigned Monday in Ayer District Court.

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